Pierluigi Paganini March 12, 2014
162,000 WordPress instances abused for DDoS attack

Sucuri firm detected a large DDOS attack that leveraged thousands of unsuspecting WordPress websites as indirect amplification vectors. The security community is threatened by a new botnet composed at least 162,000 WordPress-powered websites abused to run DDoS attacks. The technique of attack allows to flood a target with requests sent by WordPress servers that received a […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 09, 2014
DNS amplification botnet available in the underground

Security expert Dancho Danchev profiled a recently released DNS amplification DDoS service available for sale in the underground. Recently the cyber security expert Dancho Danchev profiled new DNS amplification DDoS bot available in the underground, a privileged attack tool for the criminal ecosystem. DDoS attacks observed last year were characterized by an increased magnitude because attackers adopted new techniques […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 15, 2014
TDoS products evolution in the underground market

Danco Danchev profiled a new TDoS product sold in underground based on 3G USB modem/GSM/SIM card, cybercrime is increasing its interest in such attacks. When I desire to explore new DIY (Do It Yourself) tools I always refer Dancho Danchev, one of the most skilled experts of  cybercrime ecosystem and underground market. Today I desire […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 19, 2013
OPSEC novice … here the manual for perfect cyber criminals

Cyber security expert Dancho Danchev profiled a new OPSEC training services in the underground, a new trend that is converging to standardization of knowledge sharing in the cybercrime ecosystem. Speaking of cybercrime, with the term OPSEC are usually referred the basic operational security activities conducted by cyber criminals to avoid being tracked and monetize their […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 08, 2013
How to exploit iFramed based traffic E-shop for illegal activities

What is an E-shop for iFramed traffic and how does cybercrime exploit it? In this post thanks to the investigation of the incredible Dancho Danchev I’ll try to answer to these questions. On numerous occasion I remarked the need to carefully observe the evolution of the underground market to identify dangerous trends that can leave portend a new wave of […]